Survey of Postsecondary Faculty and Researchers (SPFR)

Time needed to obtain tenure of employee, duration

Time needed to obtain tenure refers to the number of years to obtain tenure measured from the time of the first track appointment until tenure is obtained, including gaps.

Employee refers to any person receiving pay for services rendered in Canada or for an employer paid absence, and for whom the employer is required to complete a Canada Revenue Agency T4 slip. These persons may work on a full-time, part-time, casual or temporary basis.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Years
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